Over the last few days I’ve been away skiing with some friends.

I was by far the worst one there.

I went a couple of times with the wife and three older kids when they were younger, but that’s the entirety of my skiing experience.

Significantly less than the rest of the guys that I went with.

I reckon over 90% of the total number of falls between us all were mine.

I fell getting off a chair lift and couldn’t get back to my feet in front of all of them.

I could have been super embarrassed.

But chose not to be.

Someone had to be the worst skier in the group.

And the only way that wasn’t going to be me was if I just didn’t go.

Because, as I say to my kids, there’s nothing wrong with being the worst one there.

If we don’t do something because we’re not very good as it or are worried that others will be better than us, then we won’t end up doing very much.

It’s like when people say to me that they’re “worried about being the fattest or most unfit one in a Session”.

I explain that there’s a wide range of shapes, sizes and fitness levels down at RISE.

But, ultimately, it doesn’t matter.

By definition, every Session will have someone in with the most bodyfat.

The answer isn’t to avoid that situation.

It’s for it to not matter.

To become ok with that.

To choose to be in group where no one cares about that (cough *** www.myrise.co.uk/apply *** cough).

Whatever we’re looking to achieve or to do, it’s not just ok to do them with people who are ‘better’ or ‘further along’ than us……….

It’s actually kinda needed!

Much love,

Jon ‘It doesn’t matter’ Hall


RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.